As part of activities to mark her silver jubilee, Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association (GCUOBA) Class of 1995, has commissioned rehabilitated projects and gave honourary awards to deserving students of the institution.
The one day reunion of the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association (GCUOBA), led by its chairman, Engr. Philip Anighoro was filled with fanfare as over N1.5m projects were commissioned by HRM Johnson Duku II JP.
However, the (GCUOBA) class gave awards of honour to ancient mariners and others that contributed to the success of the silver jubilee.
Election was conducted and Anighoro Philip was re-elected as the Chairman, Wilson Okpu as Vice, Agori Dennis as Secretary, Terry Esoke as Assistant Secretary, Ruona Uwadehwe as Treasurer, Jim Edevbie as Financial Secretary, Adaka Fidelis as Media Officer, Joel Okeoghene as Director of Welfare.
Others were; Edojakwa Emmanuel as Director of Projects, Ovo Erhabor as Director of Social, Lucky, Assistant Director of Social and Andre Origho as Welfare respectively.
In his opening speech, the chairman of the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association (GCUOBA) class, Engr. Anighoro said, “Twenty Five years ago, over five hundred students started the race, with over a hundred active at association level of which 2 of our members did not make it to celebrate this silver jubilee as a result of death.
While appreciation chairman silver jubilee planning committee, Rawlings Avwerosuo Ogagayovwe and his team for the success of the day Anighoro Philip appealed to the student, staff and the principal for the sustainability of the projects commissioned.
The GCUOBA class embarked on phase one and two rehabilitation of Sapele, Ashaka, Oleh hostels central water supply units with an upgrade of the pumping machines, installation of new discharge pumps/power supply units for improved electrification and corrosion improvement activities on the piping network (freeing of clogged outlets) filling tanks and base support/tower across the school, including the central urine/toilet center between Orerokpe house and assembly hall.
The Director of Projects, Edijakwa Emmanuel, held that the need, at which the class of 1995 embarked on the water improving project, encompassed mitigation for the global pandemic Covid-19 as well as providing a steady and reliable water supply system across the school premises for the students and staff.
The president general worldwide Arc O.C Majoroh, who was represented by the first vice president, Albert Akpomudje SAN, said, “I am thrilled by the GCUOBA class of 1995 that moved an erudite tradition ruler to give a keynote address on the reality of the Nigeria state and to commission these projects.
According to him, “Before now it was branches that were embarking on projects but we found out that the classes are more active so, NEC has to amend the constitution and recognize the classes.
But I want to advise that wherever you are as an old boy, you should join branches closer to you, he added.